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Everything posted by dencorso

  1. It's not! If it's a hobby, part of it includes spending zillion hours spelunking obscure places or reverse engineering modules to get things done, then maybe sharing the facts/solutions found (if complete), or inviting others to help make issues become solutions (if not complete). Now, if it's *not* a hobby, then one can require it to just work. While I still believed 9x/ME were the best (maybe 2nd best... hurm... maybe even 3rd best) option for @jaclaz's 70%, I spent numerous hours documenting things for everybody and even helping users in stoned-snail steps. Anyone who searched the forum minimally or maybe even followed those (mostly useless, alas!) links in my signature might perhaps have realized that much. Now, however, I'm convinced 9x/ME is solely for hobbyists or real ultrahyperüberhardcore users that enjoy using them as day-to-day OSes (most of those are actually members here), and even I have moved over, because I consider my ultrahyperüberhardcore stubborness is better employed keeping XP alive, and I firmly believe one has to limit how many minorities one belongs to, besides those one cannot forfeit regardless of one's volition (like old age, for instance). In the old days, when someone wanted something to just work, is was usual to suggest they get a fridge, but nowadays, thanks to the IoT, it may not be that easy anymore, and the fridge may even be actually eavesdropping on one, after being turned on (although real spelunking may still perhaps yield one a still working true dumb ammonia-based one). No offense meant at all, just my 2¢!
  2. Windows 7 SP1 / Android / TrueOS / Ubuntu caters for those ones... not 9x/ME, not 2k much less OS/2. Of course!
  3. Agreed! For those users there's the latest iPhone. For the other users who need video tutorials spoon-feeding them in baby steps, the latest iPhone is also a good bet. Now, for those who love to experiment and find out things for themselves, for those who are game for reinstalling a zillion times with minor variations, all the while taking accurate notes and making reliable, know-to-be-good, image backups, well... for those, a retro OS like 9x/ME or OS/2 or even DOS can be an enjoyable hobby or even a day-to-day (more difficult nowadays) general-use OS.
  4. Went or have gone??? Anyway, that must be something on your (or your ISP's) end, not at MSFN's. Maybe some additional whitelisting is needed? Every time ISPs add "smarter AI" to their systems, dumber things start happening, you know.
  5. Still it's not the same. The POSReady 2009 hack simply made WU/MU deliver the updates, which otherwise were also available (and remain so) from the MS Update Catalog. Those in ESU won't be available unless by explicit unabashed deceit.
  6. It's different. For the Windows Embedded POSReady 7 updates, one has to get them from the MS Update Catalog (they don't come through MU/WU) but they just work, as in the case of Server 2008 updates for Vista. The other involves actively faking a permit, which is against our rules.
  7. MSFN est um forum internacionel, où on post exclusivement en Anglais. Ça n'est pas optionel. Est-ce que vous deux avez lu les Règles?
  8. Peach Moonshine, for Pale Moon 28 (and 27), is a serious sugestion, it has the same initials as Pale Moon, and is less insipid than most sugestions put forward here, up to now. Moreover, I've provided both the about-background.png and a multiresolution icon for that as a start point.
  9. This is just a mockup... there's no about-wordmark.svg in New Moon... so where is it the brand name ought to go? And... how do I remove the whitened box that crosses the image? peach moonshine.zip
  10. My personal estimates, just to put numbers to things, and using MS own number of 10 users (= 900 million, obtained by telemetry) as a starting point, we should have some 450 million 7 users and (by reading the slope of my regression line above) some 5 million (but maybe twice that, thanks to intense version spoofing) XP users today. Refs.: Netmarketshare, https://www.askwoody.com/2020/win10-market-share-up-a-bit-win7-down-a-smidgen-and-the-browsers-havent-changed-much-at-all/ and https://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-versus-windows-7-whose-numbers-do-you-trust/, FTW. One must remember that market share numbers are terribly noisy, undersampled and distorted by spoofing, so it's much easier to mesure the ratio of 10 to 7 users (the two desktop leaders) than the absolute percentage of XP users, because the latter is about the same size (if not smaller) than the average random noise associated with the available measurements (and, hence, it's no wonder at all that the 3 sources reported by Ed Bott mostly agree on the former but not the latter).
  11. 'Nuff said! [image: <http://clipart-library.com/clipart/65111.htm>]
  12. If you're a true supermegaueberultraparanoid person, get yourself a full-body Velostat gimp-suit, 'cause just a cap is not enough. Else, a good hardware firewall, MBAM 3.0 premium and a PEBCAK trap ought to suffice (and if not, just redeploy the latest backup) for you to hang loose.
  13. By the same token, roytam1's Palemoon might perhaps be branded OnMoonshine&Mooning.
  14. https://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/Others/Open-Fabrics-Alliance-NVMe-Driver-1-5-0-0-Build-157.shtml
  15. So, try "Felix" (= the one who has good luck), instead of Draconis!
  16. Me, too (while logged in)! I've pinged xper about it, already.
  17. I fully agree with @TechnoRelic. And, in case @Mathwiz agrees to orchestrate the process, I think we should cut short the discussion and suggestions stage, agree to a reasonable set of brand-names as fast as possible and get to work on them. There's a saying in my country that goes somewhat like this: "While the sage ponder in a haze... the clueless attack by surprise!!!"... and I do think it applies here quite perfectly.
  18. Ghost is (and always was) able to perform full-drive sector-by-sector (dd like) forensic quality copies. On just has to use the command-line option -ir
  19. No need for that... instead, I do want to know exactly which motherboard (= Model, Manufacturer) are you using, please.
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